How to Increase Probiotics in Your Diet
Probiotics are live bacteria which are beneficial for the body. Including adequate probiotics in your diet is fundamental for gut health.
Many experts are discovering close links between gut health, depression and even autism.
If you’ve ever taken an antibiotic in your life, understand that this can actually have a negative effect on your microbiota diversity for much of your life.
Our gut health is fundamental to well-being and so it’s important to only use things which disrupt our gut flora only when necessary.
Other factors such as being born by C-section have a negative effect too.
To increase probiotics in the gut consume probiotic and fermented foods.
Popular options of probiotic foods include:
Sourdough bread (if you eat bread)
Try to get one serving a day of some sort of probiotic food.
If you can’t or if you want to be on the safe side then consider a probiotic supplement.
Try to avoid antibiotics unless absolutely necessary.
So we have probiotics and we have prebiotics. prebiotics are different. Prebiotics are a special kind of fibre which acts as a fuel for probiotics. The fermentable fibre in your diet, which are soluble fibres are great for this.
Starches, chia seeds, onions, garlic, these are examples of good sources of prebiotic fibre.
Try leaving the skin on your potatoes and other plant-based foods for extra fibre.
Get a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in order to increase the diversity of good bacteria in the gut. This is very important.
My favourite fibre packed meal is onion, garlic and beans fried together.